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INCI Name: Epilobium Fleischeri Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Epilobium Fleischeri Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid
Function: Prebiotic, Sebum Regulator, Anti-Inflammatory
Ingredient Origin: Natural Origin, Vegetable Origin, Plant Origin
Labeling Claims: Alcohol-free, BSE-free, Porcine-free, Natural, Organic, Halal, Sustainable, Non-GMO, Not Tested on Animals, TSE-free, Ulta Beauty's Conscious Beauty, Naturally Derived
Certifications & Compliance: Fair Trade, Organic Certified, NaTrue, IECIC (China), Halal, EU Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009 Compliant, ECOCERT, California Proposition 65, COSMOS
Benefit Claims: Anti-Inflammatory, Suitable for Oily Skin, Spot Prevention, Healthy-Looking Skin, Blemish Control, Soothing, Free Radical Scavenging, Restoring, Breakout Clearing, Skin Microbiome Friendly, Prebiotic Effects, Mattifying Effect, Sebum Control, Antioxidant Properties, Smooth Feel, Irritation Reduction, Anti-Acne, Oil Control, Suitable for Sensitive Skin, Balances Skin Microbiota, Purifying, Aesthethic Enhancement, Shine & Radiance
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Identification & Functionality

ALPAFLOR® ALP-SEBUM CB Features & Benefits

Product Highlights
  • Unique glacier willowherb species, Epilobium fleischeri, sustainably, fairly and organically cultivated
  • Outstanding facial color mapping showing a Sebum production decrease in all facial areas (-17%), with a strong focus on forehead and cheek, after 4 weeks
  • Microbiome balancing activities, downregulating troublesome bacteria such as Staphylococcus capitis and stimulating beneficial skin bacteria like Staphylococcus epidermidis and Micrococcus yunnanensis
  • Inhibition of 5-α-reductase is the most efficient biological way to decrease sebum production   (-56% after 2 months in vivo study)
Key Attributes
  • Multifunctional organic prebiotic bioactive (against oily skin, enlarged pores, sensitive skin and acne-prone skin)
  • Delivers sustainable visible mattified skin with less oil and sebum
  • Restores the skin’s healthy appearance
  • Soothes the skin
  • Reduces spots, leads to visibly clearer and cleaner skin, for blemish care
  • Helps to solve Maskne issue while wearing mask

Applications & Uses

Mode Of Action

Sebum production is regulated in the sebaceous glands by hormones such as testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The inhibition of 5α-reductase is the most efficient way to visibly decrease sebum production. Studies demonstrated that the application of ALPAFLOR® ALP-SEBUM CB significantly inhibits the activity of 5α-reductase and reduces the sebum production, which leads to a visibly clearer skin.

In our latest research, our experts found that ALPAFLOR® ALP-SEBUM CB down-regulates Cutibacterium acnes levels thus helping to reduce sebum over-production and to control oiliness on prominent areas of the face such as the forehead.

By influencing Cutibacterium acnes levels in the skin microbiome as well as sebum production, DSM’s ALPAFLOR® -ALP-SEBUM CB is a powerful skin care ingredient for reducing oiliness and achieving beautiful-looking skin.


Physical Form
Clear to slightly opalescent; Amber to brown coloured; Slightly viscous liquid
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Additional Information

Oily skin – it’s not just the T-zone

Thanks to 3D facial color mapping, we can show that sebum distribution is more complex than just the T-zone – which goes to show that when it comes to targeting oily skin, what’s needed is an effective all-rounder ingredient! In our new study, we’ve demonstrated that the organic skin care active ingredient ALPAFLOR® ALP-SEBUM CB helps reduce sebum levels on all facial areas after 4 weeks, leaving skin less oily and more mattified.

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Shelf Life
36 months